Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival
Every July Lan Kwai Fong transforms into a boisterous party hotspot with over 50 booths offering interactive games as well as serving hundred varieties of worldwide beers and global delicacies. From R&B to rock music and guitar performances, local bands will be on stage delighting guests with strong beats and hilarious atmosphere spreading to every corner of Lan Kwai Fong. Have an indelible night at the Beer and Music Festival, with outdoor partying.
If you’re tired of savouring beers and wines at bars along Lan Kwai Fong, then feasting your eyes on artistic pieces at this art gallery might be a perfect alternative for you. The establishment of Opera Gallery in Lan Kwai Fong smashes the critique that Hong Kong is an art desert. The floor-to-ceiling windows at the façade showcase the renowned art works in this five-storey gallery. Inside is spacious and modernly furnished, and sculptures and portraits are placed orderly in simple décor. As a time-honoured international gallery displaying diverse Asian, European and Western art pieces since 1994, Opera Gallery houses masterpieces from world-renowned artists, including Bernard Buffet, Raoul Dufy and Paul Alexis.
Lan Kwai Fong Hotel
A boutique hotel with Chinese-inspired décor, the Lan Kwai Fong Hotel features Asian-style hospitality in an oriental setting. All the rooms, be it the harbour view suite or the mountain view room, are the embodiment of the Chinese touch, where guests can breathe in the spectacular nightscape along the city’s skyline surrounded by high-rise buildings. The two Michelin-star restaurant Celebrity Cuisine is worth visiting. The head chef of the eatery, Cheng, incorporates innovative ideas into his recipes, with fine ingredients handpicked by him, to present nostalgic delicacy to diners. This high-end hotel offers open-air terrace where guests can savour the cityscape with unobstructed view.
3 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3650 0000
St. John’s Cathedral
The oldest Anglican cathedral in Hong Kong, St. John’s Cathedral, was built in a revivalist style with the plain and simple adaptation of the 13th century decorative Gothic style. The construction was declared an historic national monument in 1996, and beside the cathedral lies the Memorial Cross to mourn the deceased soldiers of the First World War. A large ‘VR’ is engraved on the bell tower in order to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria, while the interior is distinctive with its mosaics in geometric patterns and animal designs that are stunningly impressive.
4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 25234157
This Grade-one heritage building was built in 1890 in the late Victorian style. Since it was established, Fringe Club has endeavoured to provide free facilities for local artists to promote contemporary art and hold exhibitions. Built entirely from bricks, the façade of Fringe Club is characteristic of its red-and-white tone that resembles blood and bandages. Upon getting tired of hanging out in Lan Kwai Fong, the open-air rooftop bar at the Club is a perfect spot for you to stay away from the hustle-and-bustle of Central.
Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 25217251
Create your own artistic masterpiece in Lan Kwai Fong! Artjamming™ is located in a 19th century pre-war building with high ceilings and has two painting floors equipped with acrylic paint stations that can hold up to 60 people. Featuring a freestyle painting experience, visitors can unleash their creativity and innovation with choices of premium thick-profiled canvasses and free-flow paint buffet supplies. This spacious two-storey gallery with an open-air balcony is perfect for hosting private parties with friends, or enjoying family fun.
Luk Yu Tea House & Restaurant
Luk Yu Tea House & Restaurant is a local teahouse founded in 1933. With over 60 years of history, the interior is still reminiscent of old-fashioned nostalgic teahouse furnishings of the early 1900s Hong Kong, with elegant wooden chairs and luxurious paintings that imbue a traditional atmosphere. The dim sum at Luk Yu are like artworks, and the place sells reasonably priced dishes that are hard to find in other teahouses, like the traditional honey egg bomb or the hard-to-find stuffed fish maw. With its established premium and high-end food quality, loyal long-term customers can fill up the entire floor in the morning.
Watch out for: dim sum
24-26 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 25235464
By Isabella Yu